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    • Join Date: Feb 2008
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    Menagerie VS Zoo

    Dear Teacher

    1. What is the difference between" menagerie" and " zoo"? Can I replace " menagerie" with " zoo" here?

    2. What is the meaning of " trampled the competition at box offices"? Does it mean "win successfully in box offices against its competitors"

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "10,OOO BC," a widely ridiculed prehistoric action movie boasting a menagerie of exotic beasts, trampled the competition at box offices around the world.
    Thank you!

    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    Re: Menagerie VS Zoo

    1. The difference is one of size. A menagerie is a very small zoo. In the sentence it would be wrong to use the word zoo. The collocation for this meaning is menagerie.

    2. Yes you are right - it beat the opposition decisively.

    • Join Date: Feb 2008
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    Re: Menagerie VS Zoo

    Thank you, Mr. Horsa. I got it.

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